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-sex couples. also, how they respond when gays seek a religious education or communion for children. soughtormation was also on pastoral care of men and women who live together outside of marriage. the national catholic reporter broke the story on thursday and posted a copy online. michael is in miamisburg, ohio. republican line, what is the top story for you? -- i hit the wrong button. independent line. caller: hello. thank you very much. receiverld you put the up? it is hard to hear you? caller: sure. host: thank you. caller: can you hear me now? is abouttory for me health insurance and getting sick erie it i think a lot of debate is making people sick. they're worried about their health now. this will make them anxious and more prone to disease. the only solution is to try not to get sick. that is all an individual can do. avoid accidents in dangerous situations. -- a lote i am smoking of people know what to do. i would stay away from doctors if i could. when i go to the doctor, he has all of this fancy equipment. 30 years ago, they did not have all that stuff. we are able to be
services. the one thing we try to do in the aca is give more money for graduate medical education to encourage more folks to it to medical school. host: our guest, congress woman diana degette, serves the first district of colorado, democrat . she is the top democrat on the oversight and investigations subcommittee. we will go to paul next in pittsburgh, republican caller. hi, paul. caller: good morning. i would like to start thinking c-span for allowing us to have this unfiltered conversation that is important for the people to hear all of this. , ipent 30 years in the navy will be very brief. when the admiral was running an exercise, we would write the plan and then he would just call all the department heads in and go over all the details until he was completely satisfied that this was going to be executed properly. we call that leadership. it is an ingredient that apparently is missing in our government at the top level. it is inconceivable to me that you could after having the time that you had to roll this plan out to have this kind of a disaster, and everybody to deny knowl
would probably go abroad were you can get free education, free medical benefits, and not worry about the racial issues. host: if it is free, who pays for it to? caller: not sure who pays for the listening to your program and listening to other countries , i would less stressed at least give them an opportunity. you mean denmark, right -- right?er: caller: denmark. host: monti has this point -- you can call in to join the conversation -- do you feel you have the opportunity to get ahead in america ayako from michigan, jessica is up next. good morning. -- in america? from michigan, jessica is up next. good morning. caller: it is hard to get ahead in america when asians are taking our jobs here and taking our jobs overseas. the media believes we need a bunch of schooling to get ahead. i think that is wrong. host: thank you for the call. looking at the comparison of the chart we showed you from 1952 -- james is next from grand forks, north to code up. you say you do not have the opportunity to get ahead in this country, why? i have to say no i have to say that is where i come from. , c-s
. we want to eliminate, educate, engage on subject matters that we think are very important. they can be money in politics, climate change, the state of politics, the influence of power in america, and like i said, the early mission was -- you know, we are reporting driven. as you will see behind me, i do not know what you can see up there, but we have 10 reporters in this bureau alone. we have reporters and other places as well. we don't focus on commentary, we don't focus on a lot of political analysis. we do some of that. but mainly we focus on reporting stories that we find are important. they can be things that are in the news, and we report them out in a way that is unique and different than what is happening in the rest of the media, or they can be things that are totally different but are quite important, that are not getting the attention that we believe they should be getting. host: what do you think the status of investigative journalism is today for magazines? are there to me magazines that focus on opinion writing -- are there too many up magazines that focus on opinion w
there was a huge effort to educate communities and help them get id. that is definitely something that happens. arei don't think they mutually exclusive, helping people to get id. that's not the only thing you can do. you can also highlight that people are being discriminated against in the population. lauren williams, we have a few moments here with you from the washington bureau of "mother jones." what did you work on before you came to "mother jones?" guest: i was the deputy editor m, part of the slate group and formally part of the washington post i money. i worked on a lot of and justice issues there. host: why did you decide to go to "mother jones?" guest: it was a great opportunity for me. i have always been a huge fan of the magazine and their website and it just out. editor, do youy get to write as well? do you get to do interviews? guest: i do get to write on occasion. yes. host: what are some of your more recent pieces? guest: i have written about trayvonights issues, martin and standard ground, coverage of the anniversary of the i have a dream speech. try to get one republicann fro
are investments in infrastructure, education, science, and technology. when you add in the interest of the public debt, two thirds of the budget is medicare, medicaid, and social security. is and where the money that is where we going to make progress in the future. host: we will go to carl in chicago, illinois on our line for democrats. caller: good morning. you are just saying something about a balance between spending and revenue. i think you have it wrong. this is where the problem is. in 2000, we had a balanced budget. republicans chose to take all of the surplus and have tax cuts. they say that we could have a war. they said it would not cost us a dime. it cost us $1 trillion. then we also had the recession. americans lost three percent of their net worth. we lost gdp. this probably comes to maybe about a couple trillion dollars. this is not about the entitlements. not that they cannot be reforms. our principal problem is because we did not raise the taxes to pay for these things. it is not because we were spending too much. you cannot buy a yacht and take six months off of work. those were
, the labor education bill, the defense bill, move them all individually. there is not enough time when we talk about the calendar. there is not enough time to move all of the bills individually at this point. host: sarah from dover, pennsylvania. caller: good morning. i would like to change the subject a little bit if i can. i live on medicare. the medicare and food stamps -- $125 a week.g on if they take food stamps away --m me -- the [indiscernible] he needs to feeds us first before he feeds anyone else. have a place to live. our guys come home from the service. they are losing because they have no place to live. i would like to see that to happen, too. thank you. host: there is a story in politico. the headline talks about the farm bill that he gets no respect, referencing rodney dangerfield. why is this an important discussion happening? guest: the last time we had a inm bill, that law expired 2008. what is it 2013? it has been five years since we had a new farm bill passed. the fact they are going into conference to sit down in both chambers, that is huge. that is something. he is ch
and went to senior groups i said this. i have a responsibility to educate you to the best of my ability, even though i voted against this bill. i want you to know about it so that you can make reasonable decisions about your drug purchases. i didn't say let me find a way to undermine this. let me go to senior groups and tell them don't believe this stuff, don't even participate in it, even though it will hurt you in the long run, because it is a step in the right direction to rein in the cost of prescription drugs. why haven't they done that? why, when we've had the law passed and upheld by the supreme court, and we have had our election for president of the united states, why haven't any republicans reached out to help their fellow citizens understand what the aca is all about? why haven't many republican governors done that? they are entrenched in an ideology and i believe health care is more important. host: republican say that they disagree with the law -- guest: i disagreed with a law. 10 years ago i voted no, i argued on the floor against it. people are paying premiums for prescri
part and education and research. you have to know what you are putting in your body. i would have never it taken oxycontin or a higher drug. oxycodone is a much lower dose of an opiate and it is an opiate. that my immunee system is eating itself can it is attacking my body. it's not eating its own immune system. it is attacking my body inside. so soft tissue, tendons, the flesh are on your bound, even my eyeballs, everything is getting , which your burned immune system does because it sees it as a foreign entity. it does not recognize it as being part of itself, part of the human biological oddity that is supposed to be there. and it causes tremendous pain. for years, i tried all different before goingapies onto any pain medication which i did not want to take care the problem is that these therapies just do not help. for instance, the psychological help, you cannot trick your brain into thinking you don't have pain. i tried. [laughter] i did a lot of different things. wisconsin, democrats line. caller: i am concerned with my wife. she has been battling with cancer. she has leukemia and
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